Saigo Takamori, the hero of the Meiji Restoration, was born to a poor, low-ranking samurai family in the Satsuma domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture). His simple honesty caught the attention of its charismatic feudal lord of Satsuma, Shimazu Nariakira. Nariakira’s assertion that the love of people is what will enrich and strengthen the nation captivated Saigo who took on Nariakira’s secret mission and eventually became a key person for Satsuma. Not a portrait of him survives today and much of his life is a mystery. He is a man who was twice exiled and thrice married. He overthrew the Tokugawa Shogunate with exceptional bravery and action. Although he accomplished the restoration, he lost his life in a fight with the new Meiji government.

  1. 野田雄介 / 梶原登城


Series Cast

  1. Ryohei Suzuki as Saigo Takamori

    Ryohei Suzuki

    Saigo Takamori

    47 Episodes

  2. Eita Nagayama as Okubo Toshimichi

    Eita Nagayama

    Okubo Toshimichi

    47 Episodes

  3. Ken Watanabe as Shimazu Nariakira

    Ken Watanabe

    Shimazu Nariakira

    17 Episodes

  4. Muga Tsukaji as Kumakichi

    Muga Tsukaji


    16 Episodes

  5. Yukiya Kitamura as Oyama Kakunosuke

    Yukiya Kitamura

    Oyama Kakunosuke

    15 Episodes

  6. Kumi Mizuno as Saigo Kimi

    Kumi Mizuno

    Saigo Kimi

    14 Episodes

  7. Mitsuomi Takahashi as Arimura Shunsai and Arimura Shinsai

    Mitsuomi Takahashi

    Arimura Shunsai, Arimura Shinsai

    14 Episodes

  8. Nanami Sakuraba as Saigo Koto

    Nanami Sakuraba

    Saigo Koto

    13 Episodes

  9. Arata Horii as Murata Shinpachi

    Arata Horii

    Murata Shinpachi

    13 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2018 • 47 Episodes

Season 1 of Segodon premiered on January 7, 2018.

Final Episode

(1x47, November 25, 2018) Season Finale

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Original Name 西郷どん

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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